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STC: Navigating Cyber Claims

September 14, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT

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Navigating Cyber Claims – Learning Over Lunch Cybersecurity Series

Join us for the third installment of this year’s Cybersecurity Series, sponsored by Pondurance. Speakers Gabrielle Bryant from Cadence Insurance and Mark Holt from Travelers Insurance walk you through a real-world claim. They will also share what is new and what is upcoming in the insurance world, particularly helpful for renewals. Lunch is provided.


  • What today’s threat landscape looks like.

  • What happens after I execute?

  • What are my obligations?

  • What do we do as an organization?

  • What updates need to be made in our playbook?

  • What requirements are in the pipeline?

  • Explore regulatory aspects.

  • What does a ransomware event mean?

  • What are carriers looking for in cyber controls?

  • Advantages and disadvantages of cyber insurance vs. self-insured.

  • Various types of ransomware.

  • What should you look for in your cyber policy?

  • Incident response plan preparedness.


As the Cyber Practice Leader, Gabrielle Bryant focuses on the strategic and operational vision regarding how cyber exposures will impact Cadence Insurance clients as well as researching methodologies to mitigate emerging cyber threats and their intersectionality with other lines of coverage.

Before becoming Cyber Practice Leader, Gabrielle Bryant was a cybersecurity consultant with Aon responsible for delivering targeted technical assessments and conducting Cybersecurity Risk Assessments using industry standard frameworks. Gabrielle held the position as the Senior Cyber Broker with Aon’s Cyber Solutions Southwest Region, which provided her with a strong foundation in Cyber and Professional Liability risks and was also an Account Executive/Broker with the Aon Ascent team, which focuses on small to medium sized business.

Gabrielle holds a Master’s of Science in Cybersecurity from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) in Risk Management and Insurance from Baylor University.

Mark Holt Started my career in the insurance industry with Aetna in 1987-90, 14 years with Hallmark Cards, Inc. and returned to the insurance industry in 2004 with Travelers. Currently the Midwest Region Account Executive Director for Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance division. Responsible for marketing/underwriting/training for private company and nonprofit organizations Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime, Kidnap & Ransom, and Cyber Liability in Travelers Midwest region. Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance.


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